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Tweetback: SportsCenter’s John Anderson goes from morning to night with Mike & Mike fill-in & anchor duties; NFL play underway; X Games wrap for year

John Anderson, producer Liam Chapman and Mike Golic on set this morning. (Photo by Mike Urrunaga)
John Anderson, producer Liam Chapman and Mike Golic on the “Mike & Mike” set this morning.
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While various vocalists from Billie Holliday to Janis Joplin have recorded George Gershwin’s Summertime – originally penned for the 1935 opera Porgy and BessJohn Anderson is obviously not familiar with the opening line: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.”

Anderson’s day today began at 6 a.m. ET on ESPN Radio and ESPN2 (subbing for Mike Greenberg) alongside co-host Mike Golic on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike.

His day will end at 8 p.m. tonight on ESPNEWS at the end of a the two-hour, 6 p.m. SportsCenter.

Considering the barrage of breaking news expected today, Anderson will need be well-rested and fresh.

“It’s not the getting up early that’s the problem, it’s the trying to go to bed early the night before,” Anderson said. “I’ll go for a run after doing radio and before our meeting for SportsCenter — that’ll keep me refreshed.”

Anderson will be sharing his long day with as disparate a combination of partners as one could imagine — sharing doughnuts with Golic, and news and interviews with SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn.

“Golic makes it easy — actually all the guys on the show do,” Anderson said. “And I’m not sure where LCo [Cohn] ranks among my all-time favorite co-anchors, but she’s in my Top 1.”

And now, on to the Tweetback. . .

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